Sadly, the vot­ers don’t have much of a choice

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS -

THE up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tion has been fought along a very ac­ri­mo­nious and neg­a­tive stand by each of the two main po­lit­i­cal par­ties, with each side blam­ing the other for all that is per­ceived to be wrong with this coun­try.

But it’s still not very clear what pos­i­tive steps ei­ther Boris John­son or Jeremy Cor­byn are go­ing to put in place which would ad­vance the well be­ing of the var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties who re­side in this coun­try – so as to make our so­ci­ety a bet­ter place in which to live.

Boris John­son’s ap­par­ent off­hand man­ner in not wish­ing to look at a mo­bile phone which shows a four-year-boy sleep­ing on the floor of a hos­pi­tal is an ex­am­ple of how he is very sus­cep­ti­ble to be­ing seen as a blun­derer in some im­por­tant ways.

It is hard to know what was go­ing through his mind in this sce­nario. But the fact that he is un­able, or un­will­ing to ex­plain why he be­haved as he did, maybe points to the fact that he has a flaw in the car­ing side of his make-up.

Or it may just be that he is overly con­cerned with the spin and the gloss that he wishes to put on ev­ery as­pect of his elec­tion cam­paign, which as we all know is a very bad fault in many if not all of our po­lit­i­cal lead­ers.

I my­self have voted Con­ser­va­tive by postal vote be­cause I per­ceive them to be the lesser of two evils. Name and ad­dress sup­plied

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